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History of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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  • The city (Lincoln) was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1869,

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  • 1868 - Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capitol

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  • News 1889 - FATAL CISTERN GASES. SUCCESSIVE RESCUERS DROP IN AND DROWN WITH FIRST VICTIM.
    Lincoln, Neb., July 17. - This afternoon four men lost their lives in this city under peculiar circumstances. A watch was dropped into cesspool and...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - DEAD IN A FIERY WRECK. PASSENGERS BURNED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER.
    An Engine and Two Cars Plunge From a Trestle Forty Feet Above Ground Near Lincoln, Neb. - The Work of Train Wreckers - Horrible Fate of the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lincoln
    Lincoln, a city, the capital of the state of Nebraska and of Lancaster co., is situated on Salt Creek, 54 miles by rail S.W. of Omaha. Lat. about 40° ...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - Segelkes Pop Factory Burns
    About 11 o’clock last night the brick building on the west side occupied by George Segelke as a pop factory, caught fire by the explosion of gas in a ...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - BUILDING IS BADLY DAMAGED. MECHANIC ARTS HALL AT UNIVERSITY FIRESWEPT. CAUSE NOT AT ALL CERTAIN - EVIDENCE POINTS TO DEFECTIVE WIRING BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE - LOSS OF $16,000 SUSTAINED WITH NO INSURANCE.
    Lincoln, Neb. - With the fourth floor of Mechanic Arts hall fireswept, the loss by blaze and water amounting to upwards of $16,000, the state...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - FIRE DESTROYS A PENITENTIARY. Nebraska's State Prison A Mass Of Ruins - One Convict Lost.
    LINCOLN, March 1. - The Nebraska State penitentiary is in ruins and one convict, FRANK PLUNGER, is dead. Fire which started at midnight destroyed the ...Read MORE...


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    O Street looking East, Lincoln, Neb.
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    State Capitol
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  • 1916
    Lincoln, a city, the capital of the state of Nebraska and of Lancaster co., is situated on Salt Creek, about midway between Chicago and Denver, 54...Read MORE...




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  • The city (Lincoln) was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1869,

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1868 - Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capitol

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • News  1889 - FATAL CISTERN GASES. SUCCESSIVE RESCUERS DROP IN AND DROWN WITH FIRST VICTIM.
    Lincoln, Neb., July 17. - This afternoon four men lost their lives in this city under peculiar circumstances. A watch was dropped into cesspool and... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - DEAD IN A FIERY WRECK. PASSENGERS BURNED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER.
    An Engine and Two Cars Plunge From a Trestle Forty Feet Above Ground Near Lincoln, Neb. - The Work of Train Wreckers - Horrible Fate of the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lincoln
    Lincoln, a city, the capital of the state of Nebraska and of Lancaster co., is situated on Salt Creek, 54 miles by rail S.W. of Omaha. Lat. about 40° ... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - Segelkes Pop Factory Burns
    About 11 o’clock last night the brick building on the west side occupied by George Segelke as a pop factory, caught fire by the explosion of gas in a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - FIRE DESTROYS A PENITENTIARY. Nebraska's State Prison A Mass Of Ruins - One Convict Lost.
    LINCOLN, March 1. - The Nebraska State penitentiary is in ruins and one convict, FRANK PLUNGER, is dead. Fire which started at midnight destroyed the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - BUILDING IS BADLY DAMAGED. MECHANIC ARTS HALL AT UNIVERSITY FIRESWEPT. CAUSE NOT AT ALL CERTAIN - EVIDENCE POINTS TO DEFECTIVE WIRING BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE - LOSS OF $16,000 SUSTAINED WITH NO INSURANCE.
    Lincoln, Neb. - With the fourth floor of Mechanic Arts hall fireswept, the loss by blaze and water amounting to upwards of $16,000, the state... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lincoln, a city, the capital of the state of Nebraska and of Lancaster co., is situated on Salt Creek, about midway between Chicago and Denver, 54... Read MORE...

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